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Username Post: 1962 Fuse Block        (Topic#355121)
junky 
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02-05-19 10:22 PM - Post#2759179    

I was looking at the diagram of the fuse block of a 1961 in the '61 service manual. At the bottom right of the 1962 fuse block, there are 2 openings, but the factory didn't put the electrical connections into them. In the 1961 book, it shows this as the place to hook up the spotlights. Is it possible to add these to the 1962 fuse block? If so, where would I get the terminals, and how would I complete the wiring? I was thinking that I could use the accessory terminal, but I already have plans for that terminal.



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02-06-19 05:07 PM - Post#2759234    
    In response to junky

Ask Don Bock at American Autowire. I got connections from him/them for a connector that came loose on a new harness.

Paul

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Tri5man 
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02-06-19 05:40 PM - Post#2759237    
    In response to pvs409

Auto Zone has the connectors you need.



 
junky 
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02-07-19 03:45 PM - Post#2759327    
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Today, I checked each terminal on the right for power, and learned that the ACC. terminal is dead. Checked all the fuses, and they are all good. Does anyone know where this terminal gets its power from? I was thinking that it might be fused, but can't find any other fuses, except for the air conditioner under the hood, and that one is disconnected until I finish putting the A/C back on the engine.

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55Brodie 
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02-08-19 07:41 AM - Post#2759369    
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Junky:
The ACC terminal and the LPS terminal next to it are both powered by a 20 gauge gray wire that is part of the instrument lamps circuit. That circuit receives its power from a 16 gauge dark green wire off of the headlight switch. All these circuits are protected by the top left instr.fuse.



 
fander 
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02-08-19 10:02 AM - Post#2759386    
    In response to 55Brodie

What do the letters "LPS" mean.



 
55Brodie 
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02-08-19 10:30 AM - Post#2759390    
    In response to fander

Lamps, I assume.



 
junky 
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02-11-19 12:40 AM - Post#2759603    
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  • 55Brodie Said:
Junky:
The ACC terminal and the LPS terminal next to it are both powered by a 20 gauge gray wire that is part of the instrument lamps circuit. That circuit receives its power from a 16 gauge dark green wire off of the headlight switch. All these circuits are protected by the top left instr.fuse.



I checked both of these terminals, and they are only live, when the headlamp switch is pulled out. I need 2 live terminals when the ignition is off or the headlight switch isn't pulled out. One will be for the spotlight and the other for the 4 way flasher. Checking the1962 accessory instruction manual (page 430) it says to plug into the terminal marked "spot-ant". Looking in the 1961 FSM, I see these markings on the fuse block that is shown there (page 9-51). Looking in the 1962 Shop Manual Supplement, it doesn't discuss the fuse block, however on page 9-30, it indicates in the wiring diagram that these are blank terminal blocks. I am looking for a couple of "pig tails" from a discarded fuse block so I can add these to my fuse block, or a picture of what they look like. I have been searching for these terminals for a few days, without any luck in finding them. Once I have them wired in, I will protect the circuits with inline fuses. Thanks Junky

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acardon 
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02-11-19 07:15 AM - Post#2759607    
    In response to junky

I believe they use the standard Packard 56 male terminal. Link to terminal.

Don
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55Brodie 
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02-11-19 09:40 AM - Post#2759618    
    In response to junky

Junky,
I think I can fix you up from my old fuse block. I think I can safely remove the bus bar terminal for ACC/LPS.
Send me a PM with your address. It may take me a day or two to get it in the mail.



 
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